Kate Middleton Hopes Other Moms Discuss 'Stresses And Strains' Of Motherhood After Admitting Her Own Mommy Struggles
Even if she's a royal princess, Kate Middleton admits she has mommy struggles like any parent. The mother of two young kids, however, isn't shy about seeking help nor telling the world she has fears and insecurities as a mom. She hopes other women discuss the stresses and strains of motherhood as well.
Speaking during the launch of another campaign for her non-profit Heads Together, the Duchess of Cambridge said she finds motherhood both rewarding and overwhelming. She admitted that while she gets plenty of help in raising and taking care of Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, almost 2, she sometimes still feels inadequate, lacking in confidence and ignorant as a mom.
"Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother," the Duchess said, as per People. "It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together."
The Duchess told her audience it's great that people are celebrating the joys of motherhood. "But we also need to talk about its stresses and strains," she said, as per Self.
Middleton reminded moms struggling with mental health issues, such as postpartum depression, that they need to seek help and not worry about the stigma around it. The Duchess said mothers need to take good care of their well-being especially since they have kids who rely on them.
Since there is no rule book to parenting, Middleton also assured mothers it is OK to make up their own rules to do what one thinks is best for the family. She acknowledged the vital role of every mom, which is why it is important they get support, including with their emotional issues.